Kentucky Derby Archive

  • By Senior Airman Maxwell A. Rechel 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard came together Jan. 7 to reopen the base Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility with a new name: “The Winner’s Circle.” The facility, which features pool and foosball tables, a kitchen and a volleyball court, is designed to boost morale and foster camaraderie between organizations, said Col. Greg Nelson, commander of the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing. “I think it’s a great facility, and a great opportunity for people to get together after Saturday’s […]

    Air Guard rededicates Base Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility

    By Senior Airman Maxwell A. Rechel 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard came together Jan. 7 to reopen the base Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility with a new name: “The Winner’s Circle.” The facility, which features pool and foosball tables, a kitchen and a volleyball court, is designed to boost morale and foster camaraderie between organizations, said Col. Greg Nelson, commander of the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing. “I think it’s a great facility, and a great opportunity for people to get together after Saturday’s […]

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  • dwa Story by:  Staff Sgt. Fredrick P. Varney, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 26, 2011) – Volunteers from every state and territory in the nation were in attendance for the 2011 National Guard Family Programs National Volunteer Workshop hosted by the Kentucky National Guard July 25th-27th at the Galt House in Louisville. The National Volunteer Workshop affords National Guard family volunteers the opportunity to exchange ideas and consider best practices in assisting Soldiers and their families.  The workshop also provides senior Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau, and State and Territory leadership the opportunity to interact with volunteers from […]

    Kentucky Guard hosts 2011 National volunteer workshop

    dwa Story by:  Staff Sgt. Fredrick P. Varney, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 26, 2011) – Volunteers from every state and territory in the nation were in attendance for the 2011 National Guard Family Programs National Volunteer Workshop hosted by the Kentucky National Guard July 25th-27th at the Galt House in Louisville. The National Volunteer Workshop affords National Guard family volunteers the opportunity to exchange ideas and consider best practices in assisting Soldiers and their families.  The workshop also provides senior Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau, and State and Territory leadership the opportunity to interact with volunteers from […]

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    Volunteers enjoy Kentucky hospitality during opening night celebration

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  • dwa Story and photos by Pfc. Tabitha Murray, 299th Chemical Company Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each Wednesday kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 18, 2011) – Staff Sergeant Sherman McCoy, 223rd Military Police Company, proudly joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in 2006.  McCoy holds numerous motives that inspired him to become an American Soldier, chief among them his […]

    Why they serve: the Citizen-Soldier as protector

    dwa Story and photos by Pfc. Tabitha Murray, 299th Chemical Company Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each Wednesday kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 18, 2011) – Staff Sergeant Sherman McCoy, 223rd Military Police Company, proudly joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in 2006.  McCoy holds numerous motives that inspired him to become an American Soldier, chief among them his […]

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  • dwa Story by Pfc. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, KY. (May 7, 2011) – With two cuts of the red ribbon the Kentucky Derby Museum opened the Kentucky National Guard Exhibit at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7th. Kentucky Army and Air National Guard members have been contributing to the success of the Kentucky Derby for approximately 100 years. Since 1933 Guard Members have received payment for their actions, according to John Trowbridge, command historian for the Kentucky National Guard. “The Kentucky Derby has had a lasting effect on members of the Kentucky National Guard, said Trowbridge, […]

    Derby Museum display chronicles Kentucky Guard's "Unbridled Service"

    dwa Story by Pfc. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, KY. (May 7, 2011) – With two cuts of the red ribbon the Kentucky Derby Museum opened the Kentucky National Guard Exhibit at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7th. Kentucky Army and Air National Guard members have been contributing to the success of the Kentucky Derby for approximately 100 years. Since 1933 Guard Members have received payment for their actions, according to John Trowbridge, command historian for the Kentucky National Guard. “The Kentucky Derby has had a lasting effect on members of the Kentucky National Guard, said Trowbridge, […]

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  • dwa Story and Photos by Sgt. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Click here for more photos on this story. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 7, 2011) – The Kentucky Derby is known as ‘the greatest two minutes in sports.’  This past Saturday, it became a whole lot more for several Kentucky Army National Guard unit public affairs and historian representatives.  The award winners from this year’s UPAHR conference took full advantage of their all access pass as they had the unique chance to witness the sights and sounds of Churchill Downs and to be a part of Derby 137. “Uncle […]

    Kentucky National Guard UPAHRs enjoy Derby thrills

    dwa Story and Photos by Sgt. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Click here for more photos on this story. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 7, 2011) – The Kentucky Derby is known as ‘the greatest two minutes in sports.’  This past Saturday, it became a whole lot more for several Kentucky Army National Guard unit public affairs and historian representatives.  The award winners from this year’s UPAHR conference took full advantage of their all access pass as they had the unique chance to witness the sights and sounds of Churchill Downs and to be a part of Derby 137. “Uncle […]

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  • dwa Story and photos by:  Staff Sgt. Fredrick P. Varney, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Click here for more photos on this story. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 6, 2011) – For most people the month of May typically serves as a friendly reminder that summer is just around the corner.  On the other hand, for Kentuckians it means unleashing some “Unbridled Spirit” within the Commonwealth. Every year during the first week of May thousands of people flock to Churchill Downs in Louisville to watch some of the greatest horse racing on the planet. So much time and effort goes into making […]

    Kentucky Guard Soldiers support Louisville Metro Police at Oaks

    dwa Story and photos by:  Staff Sgt. Fredrick P. Varney, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Click here for more photos on this story. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 6, 2011) – For most people the month of May typically serves as a friendly reminder that summer is just around the corner.  On the other hand, for Kentuckians it means unleashing some “Unbridled Spirit” within the Commonwealth. Every year during the first week of May thousands of people flock to Churchill Downs in Louisville to watch some of the greatest horse racing on the planet. So much time and effort goes into making […]

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  • ACH Photo and stories by Spc. Michelle Waters/133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 1, 2010) — While thousands cheered on for their favorite thoroughbreds this weekend, members of the Kentucky Air and Army National Guard stood ready to support local agencies in any capacity they needed during the Kentucky Derby May 1. About 300 Kentucky Guardsmen were present during Derby, in the infield and behind the scenes, to serve as security detail at Churchill Downs, working at traffic control points, and provided logistical and transportation support. “The Kentucky National Guard is the main reason why the Kentucky Derby […]

    Lt Governor Praises Kentucky National Guard Troops at Derby

    ACH Photo and stories by Spc. Michelle Waters/133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 1, 2010) — While thousands cheered on for their favorite thoroughbreds this weekend, members of the Kentucky Air and Army National Guard stood ready to support local agencies in any capacity they needed during the Kentucky Derby May 1. About 300 Kentucky Guardsmen were present during Derby, in the infield and behind the scenes, to serve as security detail at Churchill Downs, working at traffic control points, and provided logistical and transportation support. “The Kentucky National Guard is the main reason why the Kentucky Derby […]

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  • JAK Photos and Story by Spc. Michelle Waters, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky, (May 1st, 2010) — Over 360 Kentucky Guardsmen from the 198th Military Police Battalion, Recruiting and Retention, 41st Civil Support Team, 63rd Aviation Brigade and several civilian agencies provided support to the Louisville Metro Police during the Kentucky Derby on April 30, 2010 in Louisville, Ky. “ We are here to provide a security presence to augment the Louisville Metro Police and other law enforcement agencies,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy W. Mullins, of the 198th Military Police Battalion. These soldiers will provide logistical and […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen assist Civilian Agencies with the Kentucky Derby

    JAK Photos and Story by Spc. Michelle Waters, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky, (May 1st, 2010) — Over 360 Kentucky Guardsmen from the 198th Military Police Battalion, Recruiting and Retention, 41st Civil Support Team, 63rd Aviation Brigade and several civilian agencies provided support to the Louisville Metro Police during the Kentucky Derby on April 30, 2010 in Louisville, Ky. “ We are here to provide a security presence to augment the Louisville Metro Police and other law enforcement agencies,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy W. Mullins, of the 198th Military Police Battalion. These soldiers will provide logistical and […]

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  • STAFF REPORT Photos by Capt. Andi Hahn/Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office The Kentucky National Guard has served in a state active duty roll for security at the Kentucky Derby for the last 75+ years. One of the great traditions in thoroughbred racing is for the Kentucky National Guard to provide a very visible circle of security around the winners circle — in which — the KY Derby winning horse  receives the blanket of roses. In 2010 we will have a truly joint detail that will appear on live television around the world.  You notice that every third soldier in […]

    The Adjutant General sends Derby Message

    STAFF REPORT Photos by Capt. Andi Hahn/Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office The Kentucky National Guard has served in a state active duty roll for security at the Kentucky Derby for the last 75+ years. One of the great traditions in thoroughbred racing is for the Kentucky National Guard to provide a very visible circle of security around the winners circle — in which — the KY Derby winning horse  receives the blanket of roses. In 2010 we will have a truly joint detail that will appear on live television around the world.  You notice that every third soldier in […]

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